What can I do if I forget the login password of my TP-Link Wireless Router?

Released On: 2019-02-14 22:13:53Last update time: 2019-02-14 22:45:38

The default login credentials for our routers is "admin" (without quotes) for both the username and password. If you have changed the router's login credentials and have since forgotten them, you won't be able to login. The only means of recovering the password is if the router was bound to a TP-Link ID. If the router is bound to a TP-Link ID, the login page will prompt for a email and password, if you only see a password box, then you will need to factory default the router. After you default the router the entire settings will revert back as if you just are installing the router for the first time. Look on the sticker label for the wireless network and wireless password (also referred to as "PIN") which is 8 digits long.
Press and hold the reset pinhole/button with a small object such as a pin for approximately 10 seconds while the router is on. Release the reset button and wait for the device to reboot.


The reset pinhole/button can be found using the following images as a guide:

Archer C5400  

1. Make certain that the router is powered on before it restarts completely. 
2. The default IP address is (or http://tplinkwifi.net ), and the default login username and password both are admin (all lower case).
3. Ensure that the IP address of your computer is in the same subnet with the device.  It means that your computer has an IP address 192.168.0.X (X is in range of 2~253), and the subnet mask is


*Note* If the router detects that its WAN port is connected to a network where the IP scheme is already 192.168.0.X it will change its IP address to: 192.168.1.X

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